A Henderson native is turning pro.
Former Lion and current UT Tyler Patriot Clay Baker has signed with the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League. The Patriots second baseman will play in Chicago for the minor league team.
Baker was the American Southwest Conference East Division's Player of the Year this season, hitting .401 as a senior.
Baker is the fourteenth Patriot to sign a pro contract, including two players selected in last year's MLB Draft.
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